• 04. August 2016

    PARADISE by Sina Ataeian Dena hits Swiss Cinemas

    Today PARADISE (original title: Ma dar Behesht) by the Iranian director Sina Ataeian Dena opens in Swiss cinemas. The drama is a trenchant study of state education and control. Shot clandestinely in Tehran, Sina Ataeian Dena’s debut garnered two awards in Locarno and screened as part of the "New World View" at ZFF 2015.

  • 28. July 2016

    Oliver Stone's SNOWDEN with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley at ZFF

    The ZFF has landed one of the first screenings of Oliver Stone’s latest film SNOWDEN, announcing today that the much anticipated film will have a gala premiere screening in Zurich on Saturday, September 24th.

  • 25. July 2016


    SWISS FILMS, in collaboration with the online streaming provider MUBI, launches a Video-on-Demand offering with three successful Swiss festival hits.   MUBI is a curated online platform streaming cult, classic, independent and award-winning masterpieces. A new film is added to the programme every day and every film runs for 30 days. Three successful festival favourites are available this month and next month: Esen Isik's ZFF 'Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria' competition entry KÖPEK is available for ...

  • 08. July 2016

    THE MIRACLE OF TEKIR in swiss cinemas – LunchKino with director Ruxandra Zenide

    The drama THE MIRACLE OF TEKIR (original title: MIRACOLUL DIN TEKIR), which screened as part of the International Feature Film Competition in 2015, celebrates its cinema preview in the presence of its director this coming Tuesday, July 12. A preview screening of the film in the presence of director Ruxandra Zenide and producer Alexandre Iordachescu takes place two days before the film opens to the public on July 14. The film screens as part of ...

  • 30. June 2016

    HIGH-RISE hits cinemas today

    HIGH-RISE, the ZFF's Gala Premiere from 2015, hits cinemas in German-speaking Switzeland today. An apartment block is at the centre of a social experiment in this widely anticipated adaptation of James Graham Ballard's novel with the same title. The Brit Tom Hiddleston excels in his role as the doctor Robert Laing.

  • 27. June 2016

    Open-air cinema: special pre-presale tickets available for "Selected by ZFF" films

    Enjoy great open-air cinema moments this summer at Zürichhorn in Zurich and at Münsterplatz in Basel: "Allianz Cinema" presents three film gems in this "Selected by Zurich Film Festival"-line-up that were not screened in Swiss cinemas. Get your tickets now before regular presale begins on Friday, July 1!

  • 02. June 2016

    Midnight Special GREEN ROOM hits Swiss cinemas

    The Thriller GREEN ROOM hits Swiss German cinemas today. Director Jeremy Saulnier skilfully combines genre and auteur film. GREEN ROOM Directed by Jeremy Saulnier, USA 2015 The struggling four-part punk band ‘Ain’t No Rights’ tours the country penniless. Desperate for any gig, the four antifascist musicians have agreed to perform at a remote venue. Their first song (a rendition of the Dead Kennedy’s ‘Nazi Punks Fuck Off’) antagonises the predominantly shaved-headed audience, which is obviously ...

  • 12. May 2016

    Now in Swiss theaters: THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons

    Matthew Brown's drama THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY opens in cinemas across German-speaking Switzerland today. It opened the 11th Zurich Film Festival in autumn last year when it screened in the presence of actors Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons et al.

  • 10. May 2016

    New Mexican Cinema at 12th Zurich Film Festival

     This year, the film producing country Mexico will be honoured as guest of the 12th Zurich Film Festival’s ‘New World View’ section. The programme offers a multifaceted insight into the work of the latest generation of Mexican filmmakers. As a tradition-steeped film producing country, Mexico is currently experiencing a new heyday. It produces a continuously growing number of innovative films that are bold, direct and humorous in approach and deal - often with a penchant for ...

  • 25. April 2016

    Support and Funding for Swiss filmmakers endowed with CHF 100'000

    In 2016, the «Association for Film Funding in Switzerland» provides again support and funding for films in production or post-production endowed with CHF 100'000. Swiss filmmakers can submit their projects up to and including June 30, 2016.The «Association for Film Funding in Switzerland» provides CHF 100'000 of funding for films in the production or post-production phase. The cash is provided by IWC Schaffhausen and awarded annually during the IWC Gala Evening held ...